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Old 11-17-2002, 01:01 PM
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Does anyone know which wires go where on a new power window setup the windows work when I hook up positive and neg, wires to the terminals to reverse the window i just swap sides but with the wiring harness withthe kit I don't have a clue which way to go.
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HEY MG: Put a voltmeter or test light on wire coming off switch. Polarity should reverse to operate motor, ground should be common. You will just have to ring it out, you can only be 50% wrong. BE BRAVE. Dave Shank
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mgentry, power window switches handle the problem for you. The switch reverses the polarity depending on which direction the switch is pressed. There will be five or six leads on the back of the switch. Using a voltmeter, set it on the "ohms" setting and use the two voltmeter leads to touch two of the leads on the switch. Do this repeatedly until you have checked the continuity for all the wire lead combinations. This should be done in all three switch positions: left, middle, right.

What you are trying to find out is which wires are linked together in each switch position. Write it down and look at how the wire patterns change with each position. Two leads will be positive/negative input. It doesn't matter which is which. The other pair of leads will be for the window motor. You will be able to see in your drawing which wires are used in both up and down positions but the pattern changes. The wires for positive/negative input stay the same not matter the switch position.

Does that help or is it confusing?

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